Viking Longships Christening 2016: The Ships

Jumping ahead a bit on our coverage of the Viking Longships Christening 2016,  we have the names of the six new Viking Longships that will be christened on March 1, 2016 in Amsterdam. Better yet, we have detailed information on the ships, their itineraries and more.  Let’s jump right in.


Sailing The Rhine River


New Viking Longship Tialfi  and New Viking Longship Alruna will sail the Rhine Getaway itinerary.  The 8 day sailing will take Viking passengers to Germany where they will sail past castles, touring both Marksburg Castle and the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Stoping in Cologne, the jewel of the Rhine, with its awe-inspiring Dom, they will witness the lush landscape of the Black Forest region and explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks plus visit the multicultural Strasbourg in France.


Sailing The River Danube


New Viking Longship Egil will sail three different itineraries, two on the River Danube and one on the Rhine River

New Viking Longship Vilhjalm will sail the Danube Waltz itinerary from Budapest to Passau

See more of Viking’s Grand European Tour, a lovely itinerary we sailed in the Summer, via these classic posts which also give more background on what it is like to sail with Viking.

  1. Viking River Cruises Host To A Surprising Mix Of Cruise Travelers
  2. River Vs. Ocean Cruise Experience: Let’s Just Get This Out Of The Way Right Now
  3. Viking Nails The Most Important Part Right Up Front
  4. The River Cruise Experience: Your Questions Answered
  5. Come Along On The River Via Facebook
  6. Viking River Longship Explorers Suite
  7. River vs Ocean: Some Parts Are The Same, Some Are Uniquely Different
  8. Playing Like Kids On the River Danube
  9. Locks On The Danube, A Big Part Of The River Cruise Experience
  10. Opera On The River? Viking Hits All Senses With Select Entertainment
  11. Bamburg, Beer, Brats: A Dangerously Wonderful Combination
  12. and yes, Meet The Beatles is the name of an album
  13. Wertheim Germany, An Easy, Beautiful Walk From The River
  14. Your Viking River Cruise Questions Answered, Part Zwei
  15. A Visit To Wertheim Castle With Viking River Cruises
  16. A Vienna Market Visit With Viking Odin’s Executive Chef
  17. Some Huge Differences Between Viking River Cruises And Ocean Cruises
  18. Viking Odin Class Of 2013 Graduates
  19. Scenic Cruising To The End Of The Line On Viking Odin
  20. River Cruise Gear: Five Must-Have Packing List Superstars
  21. Ocean Cruise Gear And Skills You Will Not Need On Your River Cruise
  22. Castles, Architecture Delight River Cruise Travelers At Every Turn
  23. Statements You Must Agree With To Enjoy A River Cruise
  24. My Viking River Cruise, By The Beer
  25. Something Similarly Shared By River And Ocean Cruises
  26. An Amazing Day In: Vienna, Austria
  27. Accuracy Check: Viking River Cruises TV Commercials
  28. Your Viking River Cruise Questions Answered: Motion, Gear And Emergencies
  29. An Amazing Day In: Wertheim, Germany
  30. River Cruise Dry Dock: No Big Deal Really
  31. One From Each Place- River Cruise Photo Gallery
  32. Spotify Playlists For Your Scenic Cruising Enjoyment
  33. An Amazing Day In: Bratislava, Slovakia
  34. Recipes: Viking River Cruises Sachertorte



Sailing In France


New Viking Longship Kadlin  and New Viking Longship Rolf will sail the popular Paris & The Heart Of Normandy itinerary, eight days round-trip Paris.  Unique to this itinerary, travelers will combine the magic of Paris with the beauty of Frances Norman countryside. They will experience history firsthand at the Normandy beaches, site of the Allied invasion on D-Day in 1944. They will enjoy the Gothic architecture of Rouen, see where Joan of Arc was tried and executed,  lose themselves in the exquisite gardens of Giverny and more.

Here is a special video all about the Paris & The Heart of Normandy itinerary:

Stay Tuned As We Continue The Countdown To Viking Longships Christening 2016, a number of ways:


  • Chris Cruises daily countdown posts in addition to the latest in cruise travel information.
  • Cruise Addicts- A number of posts about river cruising and Viking River Cruises
  • Twitter- Follow @OrlandoChris and #VikingLongships
  • Instagram One photo each day leading up to and during the event
  • Facebook Photo Albums a variety of photos including first-look views of the 2016 Viking Longships and Christening
  • Google+ posts along the way from the 2016 Viking Longships Christening
  • Pinterest- Photo boards for Viking Longships 2016, Amsterdam Revisited, The 2016 Viking Longships Christening, A Day In Schoonhoven, Exploring Rotterdam
  • Flickr Photo Collections- all the photos, broken down to the individual events that made up our total Viking experience, uploaded during the event as location bandwidth permits

-Check In On Previous Year Viking Christenings-

select posts from previous christening events

Viking Hermod - 112

2012- 4 ships launched

Viking Longships Christening

2013- 10 ships launched

Viking Hermod - 106

2014- 18 ships launched

Viking Inaugural 2012 - 141

2015- 12 ships launched